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Mama Reta Seems Like My Mama Too!

6/13/2018 by Angie Manning
Posted In:  Culinary
Thursday “Gravy Day” at Mama Reta’s Kitchen. I know it’s been said before that we have incredible hospitality in the South. And, while that is true, there are some people who take Southern Hospitality to a different level. It’s the “treating you like family” kind of hospitality that really makes you have a genuine smile with crinkles around your eyes and a warm glow in your heart. Well, that’s what eating at Mama Reta’s Kitchen is like.
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24 Hour Foodie in Lake Charles

3/21/2018 by Danielle Granger Nava
Posted In:  Culinary
Sometimes we only get 24 hours to explore a new city or a new neighborhood. And sometimes we only have one free day out of the week to enjoy our local jaunts—anyone else “super busy?” There are many reasons to create your 24-hour dream meal situation. One—when friends come into town, you want to put your best foot forward and show off the local
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Worth the Trip: Unique Foods to Eat in Lake Charles

10/24/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Of course, Southwest Louisiana (the whole state, really!) is known for its amazing food. And sure – Lake Charles has got the staples – fresh seafood, smoked boudin, savory gumbos, and sweet bread pudding. But – what if you’re in the mood for something different, unique or downright crazy? I’ve done my culinary research and put together a pretty
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Pup Foodie Takes Lake Charles - Part 2

10/13/2017 by Cooper the Goldendoodle
Posted In:  Outdoors, Culinary
By Cooper - The Dog with a Blog Hey doods! I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for the fall weather! Cooler temperatures means longer walks, more adventures AND more outdoor dining trips with my human. Whether you prefer a quick “grab & go” lunch or a leisure sit down meal, there are plenty of offerings in the area where we can tag along! So
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All You Need to Know about Boudin Wars

10/9/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Boudin is as much a part of Southern Louisiana culture as Cajun music or gumbo. And I’m here to tell you – if I had to choose between those – boudin would be my pick. If you’re a boudin enthusiast like me, OH HAPPY DAY - Boudin Wars is just around the corner. It’s like Christmas morning! WHEN: October 28 from 11 AM – 1 PM WHERE: Brimstone Museum
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Tourist in My Backyard: Lake Charles Food

8/31/2017 by Jessica Pickett
Posted In:  Culinary
Sometimes the best days are the ones spent closest to home. And since I call Southwest Louisiana home, I’m surrounded by exotic flavors, hauntingly beautiful bayous, and colorful festivals. In order to appreciate all home has to offer, I regularly act as a tourist in my own backyard. Steeped in rich French heritage, doused in Caribbean spices, and
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Trip Advisor Says: Best Fried Chicken

7/6/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
There is something special about fried chicken. People all over the world have their own special love for this Southern fare. I bet you even have a preference. I cannot resist a piece of dark meat, crunchy with a touch of spice. Pair it with a soft roll, fried okra, and a sweet tea and I’m happy! I’ve searched Trip Advisor for the local and
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Worth the Trip: Summer Foodie Experiences in Lake Charles

6/27/2017 by William Precht
There are so many reasons to travel. Some like to plan vacations to see the sights while others travel just to get away for a while. My favorite reason to travel to a destination is for the FOOD! One of the best ways to experience a place is by getting to know the local flavors in a unique and exciting way. So, if you’re looking for fun foodie
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Cajun Cookin' Words to Know

6/20/2017 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Culinary
One thing that sets Louisiana apart from anywhere else in the United States is our delicious food. We always have a reason to gather and eat! The food in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana is prepared by people who know what to do with the bounty that nature provides. But, if you’re visiting the area, you’ll probably see some “interesting” words and
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